How far along? 31 weeks
Really?! He was a large head of cabbage last week and now he's a coconut? Isn't a coconut smaller than a large head of cabbage? Are they thinking of those big green coconuts hanging from palm trees? Those things are HUGE! I prefer this clever diagram from How To Be a Dad.com:
|You baby is the size of a coconut (source)|
Baby is the size of a JUMBO bag of chips! Okay, now we're talking!
Total weight gain/loss: I gained 10lbs after Christmas! My mentality was "no wine at dinner? Fine, I'll have 2 desserts!" I've lost 5 of those. So my total weight gain is 15lbs. My doctor does not seem worried.
Maternity Clothes? Oh ya.
Stretch marks? The stretch marks from my 5th grade growth spurt are darkening, but nothing ON the belly yet.
Sleep? What is sleep again? I'm either passed out from exhaustion or I'm tossing and turning all night. Last night I came home and took a 4 hour nap. I'm pretty sure the only reason I woke up was because I was hungry.
Best moment this week: I'm just loving the baby kicks I feel all day long. I am slowly realizing that "don't you just love being pregnant?" mentality. Too bad it's only for a short while longer!
Miss Anything? I miss the way things were. Now, before he's even in my arms this little guy has taken over my lifestyle. Even hubby is having to adjust his finances to accommodate for our new addition. For example: movie theaters. We can't take a baby into a movie theater! So we are trying to enjoy the movie theater as much as possible (which is difficult when you have to pee every 30 minutes). Before you know it it'll be Redbox rentals and rated G movies for the next 13 years!
Anything making your queasy or sick? I was telling Mr. Y at work about this family of rabbits that was living in our backyard and he told me I should shoot them and eat them. Then he started describing the skinning process and it made me pretty queasy, but I think that would have happened pregnant or not!
Movement: Tons and tons of movement. My office is usually pretty quiet, so when I answer my phone he starts kicking at the sound of my voice. During and after every meal he's jumping around. And when I lay down he's all over the place! I think he may be asleep in the car, so we might become those parents driving around the block in the middle of the night to get the baby to sleep.
Food cravings: None. I crave milk and ice cream to soothe the heartburn. I had skipped 2 days on my iron supplement and I was craving a hamburger BAD. I gave in. It was amazing.
Have you started to show yet? As Mrs. Y (Mr. Y's wife) told me today at lunch: "You are all baby!"
I wonder if I'll have a shelf like Halle Berry
Symptoms: What ISN'T hurting?! I need a prenatal massage BAD!!! Haven't done my workouts in a week, so I'm pretty stiff. We had our first childbirth class on Monday and they had a list of all the possible symptoms. I have everything except hemorrhoids. And I pray to GOD I don't get those!
- Sciatic pain, indigestion, heart burn, dizziness, numbness in arms and hands (especially at night), headaches, tight muscles in stomach and legs, overheating, congested at night, lower back pain and a million more I cannot think of right now.
Labor signs: none
Belly button in or out? Still in. I don't think it's going to "pop"
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I bought my sisters and I these very thin sterling silver rings for Christmas. Mine is a size 8, so it fits my swollen ring finger perfectly :(
Happy or Moody most of the time? MOODY. Hello hormones! Stay out of my way if you don't want tears or an evil glare. Trying not to stress out about things, but it's inevitable. I thought planning a wedding was stressful but at least then you don't have the hormones to accelerate the drama. Hubby has requested I text him on my way home what my mood will be when I walk in the door. Yesterday he did a very good job of blending into the wall and avoiding the wrath of Rachel all together.
Ok, that's pretty exaggerated, but I definitely need a work out. As Elle Woods says in Legally Blonde
"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy....."
Looking forward to: My baby shower in Dallas this weekend and attempting sewing projects with my new sewing machine. Mission 1: pajama pants Mission 2: Hospital gown
Labels: 31 weeks, baby, Christmas, pregnancy